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Bonner County to conduct 2020 election audit as part of Idaho’s effort to rebut ‘freight train’ of Mike Lindell fraud claims

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 1, 2021

Bonner, where Donald Trump bested President Joe Biden by more than 10,000 votes in November 2020 on his way to carrying the state of Idaho's four Electoral College votes, is the third Gem State county to receive a hand recount. The Idaho Secretary of State's Office has already double-checked ballots in Butte and Camas counties last week, testing a theory posited by Trump ally and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell that has been widely discredited. 

Communists sue, say online voting in Moscow was rigged

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 29, 2021

Russia's Communist Party filed multiple lawsuits Wednesday to contest parliamentary election results from online voting in Moscow, which party members allege was rigged and blame for their defeat in races in the Russian capital.

GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 24, 2021

A draft report of the election review in Arizona's largest county by supporters of former President Donald Trump found that President Joe Biden did indeed win the 2020 presidential contest there, an embarrassing end to a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting Trump's false claim that he lost because of fraud.

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council candidate forum with Pam Haley

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council candidate forum with Pam Haley Spokane Valley City Council member and candidate Pam Haley talks about her views with The Spokesman-Review's Colin Tiernan. Haley's opponent, Wayne Fenton, did not respond with requests to participate in a full debate of the issues.

Kremlin’s party gets 324 of 450 seats in Russian parliament

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 21, 2021

Russia's ruling party will get 324 of the 450 seats in the next national parliament, election authorities announced Tuesday. The number is less than the pro-Kremlin party, United Russia, won in the previous election but still an overwhelming majority.

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council debate

Spokane Valley City Council member Rod Higgins debates challenger J.J. Johnson on the Northwest Passages livestream. The opening statements of the debate were cut off by technical difficulties in the studio.

Report: Most federal election security money remains unspent

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 25, 2021

Congress provided hundreds of millions of dollars to shore up the nation's election system against cyberattacks and other threats, but roughly two-thirds of the money remained unspent just weeks before last year's presidential election.